Always been excited by the thought of hitting the open road for your summer holidays? Used caravans and motorhomes can provide a great leisure investment to couples and families on a budget. Although some argue that camping with tents and woodland fires is the epitome of the perfect summer holiday, a caravan gives you many of those facets as well as a numerous home comforts.

Used caravans are not the beat-up, ramshackle motorhomes that potential customers may imagine. In fact a number of high quality caravans boast refurbished interior and exterior areas, returning the vehicle to an almost brand new state.

Contrary to popular belief, size does matter – particularly when it comes to purchasing used caravans or motorhomes. A larger living and kitchen area gives you the opportunity to cook and clean, whilst having enough space to host friends and family without living on top of each other!

Although used caravans are much cheaper than brand new models, they are still a significant financial outlay. By checking the quality of doors and windows, gas and electric systems and the amount of damp inside and outside the van you will avoid making a disastrous purchase.

All genuine used caravans should come with a formal service history and original handbook to allow new owners to maintain their used motorhome in the best possible manner.

An added bonus when searching for used caravans is when one comes furnished with essential accessories that can cost an arm and a leg when purchasing brand new. It may be worth considering purchasing a vehicle fully stocked with appliances and furnishings to avoid excess outgoings in future months.